I was looking through the different tags and noticed that although the old tag had been made a synonym of , is still its own tag. I wanted to ask if there is a reason for this distinction in the first place, and if not should limerick questions be merged to poetry as well?

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think there's a specific reason as much as users didn't realize there was a limerick tag. I definitely think it should be merged $\endgroup$ Feb 6, 2020 at 17:56
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    $\begingroup$ Hmm, interesting. There are rather a lot of things tagged "limerick". If you're looking for a puzzle and remember that it's in limerick form or features a limerick, that more specific knowledge might be useful, so I'm not sure it should be merged with "poetry". $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan Mod
    Feb 6, 2020 at 18:05

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Tags are allowed to have subtags.

Just like we're allowed to have both the general tag and specific tags like , , , and so on, it's also fine to have both the general tag and specific tags like , , and so on. Is the subtag causing any trouble for the site? Being misused on questions, acting as a meta tag, anything like that?

I wouldn't especially miss it if it was gone - it seems unusually specific for a tag, and not really describing a type of puzzle so much as a type of presentation - but it's been used on 30+ questions so evidently some people like it and find it useful.


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